U.S.A. Lose to Ecuador 1-0
A 79th minute goal by Ecuadorian second half substitute Jaime Ayovi was all it took to defeat the US Men’s National Team on Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena. Ecuador’s Walter Ayovi’s got a bit of space on the left side of the field where it seemed the U.S. had trouble all night long. His cross found the head of J. Ayovi who had slipped his marker, Tim Ream, who was playing at his home stadium. Ream’s mental lapse allowed J. Ayovi just enough space to lean ahead of the defender and redirect the ball into the net past U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard.
The loss now brings Jurgen Klinsmann’s record to 1-3-1. While the U.S. has never given up more than one goal in a game under Klinsmann, his method of playing a more attacking style higher up the field has not yet resulted in more goals. Since taking over as head coach, the U.S. has scored only 2 goals.
Highlights of the 1-0 loss to Ecuador.